Purple Venetian Blinds
Plenty of Purples
Right throughout the world purple has long been associated with richness, opulence and indulgence as well as for centuries been the colour of power worn formally by kings, emperors and popes. Its rich tones are still used formally today to show regal wealth, and so many designers still take their lead from this and use purple tones to provide that feeling of luxury when they need it. We think most of us can’t help ourselves doing the same thing in the home - think red wine, black grapes and chocolate wrappings – we are all guilty of giving ourselves those little luxuries!
However nowadays this colour has taken on another personality and has come to represent the unusual and inner eccentricity that many people have somewhere deep inside them. The colour makes people smile say the purple fans and if film directors want to show wacky or weird then they never hesitate to get the purples out – The Joker or Willie Wonka will certainly go along with that. In advertising purple is ‘remarkable’ now according to the marketing men and should be used if we want to make a statement about our product’s uniqueness.
In the home we think most customers purchasing made to measure purple venetian blinds are looking to display similar characteristics and we would say that about half of our customers are looking to create a feeling of richness and opulence in their home whilst the other half have bought the same blind to express their quirky eccentric side. If you are looking for a purple venetian blind then you will have the choice of many different shades from the lightest lilac and lavender through to deep dark purple, almost navy or black.
All this talk of eccentricity and opulence should not put the more conservative off using their favourite pastels of lilac and lavender mixed with blues and pinks with freshly arranged cut flowers and floral prints – what could be more conservative than that? If you like this royal colour and the feeling of richness it gives but want a more conservative design scheme then try adding a deep purple venetian blind to a mainly monochrome black and white colour scheme or maybe a scheme with a lot of grey tones. We think a dark purple window blind works great like this and you can add matching velvet cushions and lampshades if you want to up the feeling of luxury. For the kitchen we have seen a dark purple gloss fitted kitchen in minimalist design set off with white wall colours and flooring. A very brave choice admittedly when placing the order for the kitchen but a very chic, tasteful and stylish result. Matching kitchen venetian blinds finished the scheme off perfectly.
If it is eccentricity you are after then purple and lime green is as eccentric as we have seen and seems to be quite popular at the moment. Mix and match anything in these two colours and you will create a scheme that will take your friends by surprise.